Jumba do you remember the Match race and Ruffian??
I wasn't as big a racing fan back then, but yes I do vaguely remember it. They actually learned a lot by what happened to Ruffian when she came out of the anesthesia. She panicked and re-injured herself and was only then put down. Nowadays they use a pool with a supporting raft to bring them back to consciousness. Barbaro still faces many obstacles. I hope to see some of his babies at the track in a few years.